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Study Guide Master of European Union Studies - www.uni-salzburg.at/sceus - Uni Salzburg
CENTRE OF EUROPEAN UNION STUDIES
          JEAN MONNET CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

     Study Guide
      Master of
European Union Studies

                 www.uni-salzburg.at/sceus
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Study Guide Master of European Union Studies - www.uni-salzburg.at/sceus - Uni Salzburg
Welcome to the Master Programme
                    in European Union Studies!

          This Study Guide is your manual guiding you through the Curriculum in EUS.

                                   Please read it thoroughly!

It will answer your questions, help you to pass the programme, and provide you with tips and in-
                                            formation.

             If you are new to Salzburg, we recommend our SCEUS Survival Guide!

                     Check our Website: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/sceus

              If you have any additional questions or need help, please contact us:
                                     Email: SCEUS@sbg.ac.at

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Why study EUS
European Union Studies offers you the opportunity to become a comprehensively trained EU-Expert.
Imparting you with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge of European institutions, policies,
decision making procedures and law, the unique Master Programme prepares you for working in the
public and private sectors. There these qualifications are extremely relevant as all areas are highly
influenced by European decision-making.

Emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach, the programme combines courses in European Politics,
Law, Economic Integration, History, Sociology and Communication Sciences. In study trips and spe-
cialized interdisciplinary seminars you get a first intensive experience of EU-Institutions and meet
experts and practitioners, thus gaining direct insights into political processes and decision making
mechanisms within the European Union.

You will also put your knowledge into practice in simulations and moot courts, taking over the roles
of relevant actors in the EU-institutions and engage in negotiating current issues together with your
colleagues, supervised by teams of teachers from different fields as well as experts from outside the
University.

Being English-taught, the programme furthermore allows for an international educational environ-
ment and enhances your international qualifications and language competences. That focus is addi-
tionally deepened by attractive opportunities for studying abroad including the chance to acquire a
Double Degree.

In a Nutshell:

ȖȖ Become an interdisciplinarily trained EU-Expert in a challenging programme of very high quality
ȖȖ Look behind the scenes in study trips
ȖȖ Meet experts and practitioners from EU-Institutions and Academia
ȖȖ Get active in moot courts and simulations
ȖȖ Enhance your language skills in an English-taught programme
ȖȖ Develop your cultural and international qualifications within an international educational
   environment
ȖȖ Acquire additional skills by studying abroad at our partner Universities

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Admission
There is a limited number of studying-places every year. To register for the Master Programme in
European Union Studies, students have to apply in a formal three-step admission procedure. During
the process, applicants must provide documents and credentials to prove that they meet the require-
ments to apply for this programme. It takes place in spring and summer, allowing qualified students
to start the programme in October. All information about the process, required qualifications etc. can
be found on the SCEUS-website.

Most importantly, to qualify for EUS students need to hold a Bachelor’s (or higher) or other equivalent
degree (worth at least 180 ECTS credits) at a recognized Austrian or foreign postsecondary institution.
In general, all university study programmes qualify students for the Master Programme in European
Union Studies, except the fine and performing arts. Students holding a degree from universities of
applied sciences qualify for the Master Programme in European Union Studies if they have studied
legal, social science or economic subjects.

As the programme is in English, students need to be proficient users of this language. (CEFR level B2
or higher)

Besides the formal requirements and high-level language skills, the key criteria for selection are, inter
alia, proven interest and motivation to study European Union studies, and familiarity with the general
methodological approaches of the core disciplines of the programme: political science, economics
and law.

Additionally you need to be willing to make some effort in studying. Teachers and students find the
Master Programme challenging: many students have to familiarize themselves with new issues, dis-
ciplines and methods in a short amount of time. Experience shows that most beginners successfully
master these challenges. But, from the first semester, this demands a willingness to acquire missing
knowledge in the main topics through self-study, supported by tutorials and learning groups, which
must not be underestimated.

For application and all information about it please see https://www.uni-salzburg.at/sceus

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Master Programme European Union Studies Curr. 2018

                                                    Master Exam (4 ECTS)

                                                                                           Module 7
                                                                                   Research Design and Thesis

                                                                                                         SE
                           Master Thesis (20 ECTS)                                    SE
                                                                                                       Inter-
                                                                                  Supervision
                                                                                                    disciplinary
                                                                                   Seminar
                                                                                                    MA-Seminar
                                                                                   (3 ECTS)
                                                                                                     (3 ECTS)
4. Sem

                                                                                             Module 6
                 Module 8                          Module 9                                Practical Seminars
                Case Studies                                                                   Seminars
                                               Methodolgy advanced
            on EU Law and Politics                                                                                      Free
                                                                                                                      Elective
                                                                                                                       courses
                   IP                                SE                                            EX                 (6 ECTS)
                 SE
                 Inter-
                                                    SE
                                            Methods in Political                             Transformation
           Supervision
              disciplinary                 Supervision
                                           Science OR Economics                              in Central and
            Seminar
              Case Study                      Seminar
                                                   OR Law                                    Eastern Europe
                                                                                                (6 ECTS)
            (2(12  ECTS)
                ECTS)                             (6
                                             (2 ECTS)ECTS)
3. Sem

                Positive grading is a prerequisite for modules 8 and up!

                         Module 5 Interdisciplinary Consolidation

               SE                SE                SE                 SE                             EX
           EU Politics      European Law     Economics of           Trans-                     EU Institutions
            in depth          in depth       EU-Integration      disciplinary                   in Practice
            (6 ECTS)          (6 ECTS)         in depth          Methodolgy                      (6 ECTS)
                                               (6 ECTS)           (6 ECTS)
2. Sem

                                Positive grading is a prerequisite for modules 5 and up!

               Module 4                    Module 1                Module 2                 Module 3 Economics and
          Terminology and Basics         Politics of the EU       European Law             History of European integration
                                                                      Exam
                                                                                          VO           VO
               SK          Exam          VO             PS             incl:            Intern.      Intern.            VO
                SE for Fundamen- Introduction
          English                        SE      Introduction     VUSEEuropean          Macro-        SE
                                                                                                     Macro-         History of
           EUStudies
          EU    Politics tals of EU EUtoPolitics
                                          the         to the   EU  Politics
                                                                 Law  I (3 ECTS)     economics EU    Politics
                                                                                                  economics             EU-
           (3inECTS)
                depth     Studies    in depth
                                    politics  of   politics of  inVU
                                                                   depth
                                                                      European         and EU-   inand
                                                                                                     depthEU-      Integration
            (5ECTS) (3 ECTS)         (5ECTS)
                                       the EU        the EU     (5ECTS)
                                                                 Law II (3 ECTS)     Integration (5ECTS)
                                                                                                  Integration        (3 ECTS)
                                      (3 ECTS)     (6 ECTS)                                I            II
                                                                 Tutorial course       (3 ECTS)     (3 ECTS)

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What you need to know

Most courses are building up on each other and have to be followed in a special order!

Stick to our guide when choosing your courses to avoid problems with admission.

The deadline for fulfilling the prerequisites is the 15th of March/October (depending on the Semes-
ter). Courses demanding prerequisites need to be attended until this date, if you still have the chance
to fulfil the prerequisites before the deadline. If the deadline has passed and you were not able to
complete the prerequisites, you have to drop out of the courses.

Prerequisites 1. → 2. semester

Course / module:                                                              a prerequisite for:
Complete Module 1                                                             Modules 5 and up
Complete Module 2 (Subject Exam)
VO International Macroeconomics and European Integration I (from
Module 3)
Fundamentals of EU studies (Subject Exam) (from Module 4)

Other courses of the first semester must be completed by the end of the 2nd semester at the latest;
you can therefore choose a later examination date.

Caution: a lot of the courses are only offered once a year; make sure not to miss them!

Prerequisites 2. → 3. semester

Course / module:                                        a prerequisite for:
Complete Module 5                                       Module 8 and up
VO International Macroeconomics and European
Integration II (from Module 2)
SK English for EU studies (from Module 4)

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Some special steps

Subject exam European Law: this examination covers the content of several lectures. Because of the
amount and the complexity of the examination material, thorough preparation is essential. Start stu-
dying right at the beginning of the semester and attend the tutorial course which is offered as an ad-
ditional preparatory class. To make sure that an initial fail will not delay your study progress, we also
recommend you to register for early examination dates. For further details about this exam check the
exam-info on the website! Also the exam-dates are mentioned there!

Subject exam Fundamentals of European Union Studies: This written examination covers questions on
basic knowledge of the European Union. A reader and information for preparation is provided by the
SCEUS. For further details about this exam check the exam-info on the website!

Free elective courses: You need to do 6 ECTS out of “free elective courses”. It does not matter in which
semester you do them, also the number of courses is up to you, they just have to add up to (at least)
6 ECTS. They can be of any kind, e.g. language courses or courses at other departments. You can also
complete a work placement in context of the free elective courses.

Practical seminars: Firstly the course “EU-Institutions in Practice” offers intensive contact with Euro-
pean institutions and their representatives in a study visit to the most important organs of the EU in
Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Brussels. Combined with preceding and subsequent seminar sessions as
well as a “moot court”, the course will convey profound insights into the most important EU institu-
tions. It also offers the possibility to ask questions and build important contacts to their representatives.
Secondly the course “Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe” is built around an excursion to
Olomouc (Czech Republic). It aims to allow for a deeper understanding of the transformation process
since the fall of the iron curtain and the Eastern enlargement of the EU in 2004. Taught by experts
from Palacký University Olomouc, it provides a survey of Czech politics and history as a way of better
understanding this process during the last century and how the political system operates in today
society, including its political parties and decision-making structures.

Moot court/Case Studies: These courses focus on giving practical insights into decision-making pro-
cesses within the European Union. In the moot court (course EU Institutions in Practice) you will take
roles (of judges, advocate general, parties to the national procedure, European Commission) within
the framework of a procedure in front of the European Court of Justice. The Interdisciplinary Case
Studies highlight the procedures leading up to the passing of legislative acts within the European
Union. These courses are taught by teams of teachers of different disciplines and experts from Euro-
pean institutions. Besides a theoretical input, a lot of emphasis is put on team work and simulation of
negotiations in EU institutions.

Master thesis/examination: Starting at the end of the second semester you should start looking for a
possible subject for your thesis. You will find a list of possible supervisors for your thesis on the home-
page of SCEUS. Ideally the master thesis will cover an interdisciplinary question. After the successful
completion of the master thesis it has to be defended in an oral exam. You find more info about the
completion of the programme on the website.

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Examinations and Assessment

Examination types: You will be dealing with three types of exams: course exams (covering the content
of a specific course), subject exams (covering particular topics) and a master exam (a defensio of your
master thesis).
Exams can be either in written or oral form. You will be informed on the mode of the exam in advance.

Limitation of exams: You have a maximum of four tries per course/subject exam in total, whereas the
last try has to be done in front of a commission. If you fail an exam for the fourth time, you are not
allowed to continue studying this programme according to University law!

Course attendance and assessment: There are different types of courses, some demanding conti-
nuous assessment, others do not. Check §4 of the curriculum for details. For Non-continuous as-
sessment courses your attendance will not be tracked and you pass the course by passing the exam.
We recommend you to still attend the classes, it is at your own risk if you do not and miss important
information. Usually there are three exam-dates offered. You can see them in time in Plusonline –
Caution you always have to register for them. We recommend you to choose early dates so you still
have tries left in case you fail the first time. Classes demanding continuous assessment are structured
differently. Your attendance will be tracked and is part of the assessment. You are only allowed to miss
a small percentage of the course, usually two sessions (the professor will inform you in the beginning
of the semester). The assessment of these classes will also include other tasks, like presentations,
homeworks, papers etc. Your professor will make that clear in the beginning of the course.

Retaking exams/courses: If you receive a negative grade in a class with continuous assessment, you
have to retake the whole course.
For classes without continuous assessment you just have to retake the exam.
You are allowed to retake classes/exams even if you got a positive grade, but only once and only up to
max. twelve months after the first try. Caution, the first grade will be invalidated in that case and the
second one will be counted, so it is possible to deteriorate, not only improve.

Exam registration: You have to register for exams in time! Usually that works via Plusonline – except
for the EU-Law subject exam, where you have to do that in person at the secretary. The registration
window is visible in Plusonline. In case you decide not to attend an exam for which you registered, you
need to deregister. Not every professor is terribly strict on that, but still keep on top of (de-)registra-
tion to avoid problems.

Grades: You will see grades in Plusonline and have the right to access your graded exams if you have
questions (you need to schedule an appointment with the respective examiner to do so).

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International experience

Students in the Master Programme in EUS are encouraged to spend a period of study abroad. Further
to exchange programmes like Erasmus, we offer two possibilities to gain some international experien-
ce and even acquire a Double Degree. Our Partner Universities are the Palacký University in Olomouc
and the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Rome.

Double Degree Salzburg - Olomouc

As an EUS-student you have the opportunity to combine studying abroad in Olomouc and acquire a
Magister degree of the Law faculty of Palacký University additionally to your Master-degree in EUS.

To be awarded the Double Degree, most courses in this curriculum have to be completed in Salzburg.
This is followed by a stay in Olomouc (if possible during the last semester). Your stay in Olomouc may
take one semester or more, if you prefer. In Olomouc you take courses according to the requirements
of the Palacký University Olomouc as well as your EUS curriculum at the University of Salzburg.

Additionally the master thesis has to focus on current topics relevant to the Czech Republic. The mas-
ter thesis has to be (co-)supervised from an authorized professor at the Palacký University. The master
examination will take place in Salzburg, questions will be asked by professors from both universities.

In the event of successful completion of the master examination in Salzburg a request for both de-
grees can be made, according to the requirements of both universities.

Double Degree Salzburg - Rome

SCEUS runs a two-year Double Degree Programme with our partner-university Libera Università Inter-
nazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) Guido Carli in Rome, offering a challenging programme taught in
English, aimed at students enrolled in the Master-Programme EUS at Salzburg University.

Students have the opportunity to study not only in Salzburg but spend some time in Rome, taking
courses according to the requirements of both universities.

You will follow the first three semesters in Salzburg and after having completed them you have the op-
portunity to spend another two semesters in Rome, where you will be exempted from the study fees.

Your Master thesis will be co-supervised from authorized Professors in Salzburg and Rome and at the
end of the programme, if compliant with both LUISS and Salzburg academic requirements, you will
acquire two degrees, a Master’s Degree in International Relations at LUISS and a Master of Arts in EU
Studies at Universität Salzburg.

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Need Assistance?

The Student Representation is happy to help!

We give advice happily and provide you with information about the study program. Especially when
you are in your first semester, we help you to find your way through your studies. So, please do not
hesitate to ask us all your questions.
But the Student Representation does even more! In the meetings of the curricular commission and in
meetings with the faculty and the professors we advocate the interests of the students and try to be
a link between the professors and the students.
Nevertheless, the Student Representation also wants to enhance the connection between the stu-
dents as well through different events, like the Welcome Day or parties.
If you have any questions, please write us via Facebook or email us.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stv.eus/
E-Mail: stv.eus@webmail.oeh-salzburg.at

Consult our Survival Guide to student life in Salzburg!

The SCEUS Survival Guide is a manual for new EUS students and your first reference point, containing
all the info you need to find your way through student life in Salzburg. If you read it thoroughly you
will certainly be well equipped to enjoy student life in Salzburg and successfully finish your study pro-
gramme!

You can get it as printed version at the SCEUS and online on our website (SCEUS-Master program-
me-Important Info and Guides)

Contact us!

SCEUS office: Julia Pöttgen and Miriam Krög

Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies
Edmundsburg
Mönchsberg 2
5020 Salzburg

Email: SCEUS@sbg.ac.at

Homepage: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/sceus

Facebook: www.facebook.com search for “Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies”

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Curriculum for the Master Programme European Union Studies of
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the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg
 der Paris Lodron-Universität Salzburg

(Version 2018)
109. Curriculum for the Master Programme European Union Studies of the Paris-
Lodron University of Salzburg
(Version 2018)

At its meeting on 8 May 2018 the senate of the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg adopted the
following version of the curriculum for the Master Programme in EU Studies, as finalized by the EU
Studies Curriculum Commission of Salzburg University on 8 March 2018.
Its legal basis is the 2002 Federal Act on the Organization of Universities and their Studies (Uni-
versities Act 2002 – UG), Federal Law Gazette No. 120/2002, and the section of the Statutes of
the University of Salzburg relating to university studies.

§ 1 General Provisions
(1)   The overall scope of the Master Programme in EU studies is 120 ECTS credits. This cor-
      responds to an intended study duration of 4 semesters.
(2)   Graduates of the Master Programme in EU studies are awarded the academic degree "Mas-
      ter of Arts", abbreviated as "MA".
(3)   For admission to the Master Programme, students must have completed a bachelor's
      degree, Fachhochschule bachelor's degree or another equivalent programme at a recog-
      nized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution (see. UG2002 §64 para. 5).
      A subject-specific training is not required; the study is aimed at graduates of all disciplines.
(4)   If a student’s bachelor’s degree is not deemed equivalent to an acceptable extent, the stu-
      dent may be required to complete additional work worth up to 45 ECTS credits; these re-
      quirements must be satisfied by the end of the Master Programme. Only the Rectorate or a
      member of staff at the University of Salzburg designated by the Rectorate is authorized to
      make a determination of equivalency.
(5)   ECTS credits will be allocated with regard to all relevant student achievements. One ECTS
      credit is equivalent to 25 hours of work and denotes the average workload required to
      achieve the expected learning outcomes. The workload of one academic year corresponds to
      1.500 real hours and thus an allocation of 60 ECTS credits.
(6)   Students with disabilities and / or chronic illness will not experience any discrimination while
      studying. The principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the
      Federal Equal Treatment Act and the Principle of Disadvantage Compensation will apply.
(7)   The language of instruction is English. Classes in other languages may be taken as elective
      courses if they are offered as Master courses equivalent to the courses taught in English.

§ 2 Overview of the Degree Programme and Professional Skills
(1) Overview of the Degree Programme

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The programme aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of European Union institutions,
their functioning and decision-making, and of selected political themes. For this purpose, an inter-
disciplinary approach is pursued, reflecting political, legal, socio-economic and historical aspects,
augmented by the involvement in the instruction process of practical experts at European and
national level.

(2) Professional Skills and Competences (Learning Outcomes)
After completing the Master Programme in European Union Studies, students will have the follow-
ing skills:

Knowledge:
    – Comprehensive knowledge of European Union institutions, actors, decision-making, legal
       and economic fundamentals, policy areas and norms
    – In depth practical understanding of the policy-making process at European level through
       simulations and moot courts
    – The ability to understand socioscientific, legal and economic research compiled using
       high methodological standards, and to transfer their knowledge to other areas
    – The ability to write research in the individual disciplines using an interdisciplinary ap-
       proach and the skills learned in the programme
    – The ability to analyze and apply the theories and concepts from the individual disciplines
    – The ability to evaluate and reproduce the decision-making processes of the European
       Union in a legal, political, economic, and historical context
    – Language skills, as a result of the option to acquire additional qualifications during a se-
       mester abroad

Methodological skills:
     – The ability to apply the basic methods and techniques of the individual disciplines, also
       with regard to interdisciplinary research
     – The ability to design research projects in the individual disciplines, but also using an in-
       terdisciplinary perspective.
     – The ability to cooperate with others (interdisciplinary and in groups) and to conduct joint
       research
     – The ability to present complex academic studies and their own research outcomes

Application skills:
      – The ability to combine academic and practical aspect of learnings, and to conduct prac-
         tice-led research
      – The ability to work within the framework of stakeholder relationships, having acquired ac-
         ademic insight into the actions of EU institutions and stakeholders

(3) Importance and Relevance of the Degree to the Academic Community, Society and the Labour
    Market
Political, legal and economic issues are now largely determined by European-level decisions.
Knowledge of European institutions, policies and decision-making processes and European law is
therefore of vital importance to understanding developments in the public and private sectors. A
variety of public and private actors, large, medium and small enterprises, interest groups and
members of wider civil society constantly need to assert their positions under changing conditions,
and therefore look increasingly to the European level. The Master Programme in EU Studies pro-
vides the necessary expertise.

The following career fields are available to graduates:
      ‐ Occupations in European institutions and their environment

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      ‐   Employment in EU-related areas of public administration at national and regional level
      ‐   Interest groups at European and national level
      ‐   EU-specific political consulting and lobbying
      ‐   Public Policy Departments in companies and business organizations

§ 3 Structure of the Programme
The Master Programme in EU Studies consists of 9 modules, for which 90 ECTS credits are allo-
cated. Additionally, 6 ECTS credits are assessed for free elective courses. The Master Thesis is
worth 20 ECTS credits, and the Master Examination 4 ECTS credits.

          Name of Module                                                   ECTS Credits
          Module 1: Introduction to the Politics of the EU                 9
          Module 2: European Law                                           6
          Module 3: Economics and History of European Integration          9
          Module 4: Terminology and Basics                                 6
          Module 5: Interdisciplinary Consolidation                        24
          Module 6: Practical Seminars                                     12
          Module 7: Research Design and Thesis                             6
          Elective Module 8: Case Studies on EU-Law and Politics           12
          Elective Module 9: Methodology advanced                          6
          Free Elective Courses                                            6
          Master Thesis                                                    20
          Master Examination                                               4
          Total                                                            120

§ 4 Course Types
(1)   The following types of courses are included in the programme:
      A Lecture (VO) gives an overview of a subject or one of its component parts and its theoreti-
      cal approaches, and presents different doctrines and methods. The content is mainly taught
      in lecture style. The course is assessed by examination and there is no obligation to attend
      lectures.
      A Lecture with Exercises (VU) connects the theoretical introduction of an area of study with
      developing practical skills. The course is assessed by examination and there is no obligation
      to attend lectures.
      An Excursion (EX) is used to develop and illustrate knowledge outside the university. An Ex-
      cursion is a continuous assessment course with compulsory attendance.
      A Proseminar (PS) is an academically oriented course and prepares the students for seminar
      courses. Knowledge and skills are developed through theoretical and practical study, and the
      active participation of the students. A Proseminar is a continuous assessment course with
      compulsory attendance.
      A Seminar (SE) is a course that consolidates knowledge of a particular subject. It facilitates
      the acquisition of a deeper specialized knowledge and the capacity for discussion and reflec-
      tion on academic themes, in the context of collaborative learning by the student. A Seminar
      is a continuous assessment course with compulsory attendance.
      A Language Course (SK) enables the acquisition and deepening of language skills through
      the active participation of the students. A language course is a continuous assessment
      course with compulsory attendance.

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       An Interdisciplinary Project (IP) uses approaches, ways of thinking and methodologies from
       different disciplines to interconnect subjects, and combines theoretical and practical objec-
       tives. An Interdisciplinary Project is a continuous assessment course with compulsory at-
       tendance
 (2)   Courses and examinations can be held in other languages than the main language of instruc-
       tion. For organizational reasons, courses can be allocated increased weekly hours during a
       part of a semester (block courses).
 (3)   Different courses from other fields of study may be designated as acceptable courses under
       the scope of § 1 with the agreement of the course leader, as long as the content and meth-
       odology of the replacement course is substantially similar.

 § 5 Required Courses and Plan of Study
 The modules and courses of the Master Programme are listed below. The assignment to semes-
 ters is a recommendation and ensures that the sequence of courses is optimal, based on
 knowledge previously obtained, and that one year of work does not exceed 60 ECTS credits. Mod-
 ules and courses can be taken in a different order, as long as the preconditions according to § 13
 are not violated.
 Detailed descriptions of the modules, including the associated competences, methodologies and
 skills can be found in Annex I: Description of Modules.

                                  Master Programme EUS
        Module                             Lecture                       Ty   ECT   Semester with ECTS
                                                                  SSt.
                                                                         pe    S    I   II   III   IV
(1) Compulsory Modules and Courses
Module 1: Introduction to the Politics of the EU
Introduction to the Politics of the European Union                 2     VO    3    3
Introduction to the Politics of the European Union                 2     PS    6    6
Module 1 Subtotal                                                  4           9    9
Modul 2: European Law
European Law I                                                     2     VU   3     3
European Law II                                                    2     VU   3     3
Module 2 Subtotal                                                  4          6     6
Module 3: Economics and History of European Integration
International Macroeconomics and European Integration I            2     VO   3     3
International Macroeconomics and European Integration II           2     VO   3     3

History of European Integration                                    2     VO   3     3

Module 3 Subtotal                                                  6          9     9
Module 4: Terminology and Basics
English for EU Studies                                             2     SK   3     3
Subject Exam - Fundamentals of EU Studies                          0     -    3     3
Module 4 Subtotal                                                  2          6     6
Module 5: Interdisciplinary Consolidation
EU Politics in depth                                               2     SE   6          6
European Law in depth                                              2     SE   6          6
Economics of European Integration in depth                         2     SE   6          6
Transdisciplinary Methodology                                      2     SE   6          6
Module 5 Subtotal                                                  8          24        24
Module 6 Practical Seminars

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Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe                                2     EX    6                    6
EU Institutions in Practice                                                 2     EX    6               6
Module 6 Subtotal                                                           4           12              6    6
Module 7 Methods, Research Design and Thesis
Interdisciplinary Master Seminar                                            1     SE    3                             3
Supervision Seminar                                                         1     SE    3                             3
Module 7 Subtotal                                                           2           6                             6

Total Compulsory Modules and Compulsory Courses                             32          72        30    30   6        6

(2) Elective Modules
Elective Module 8: Case Studies on EU Law and Politics                      6     IS    12                   12
Elective Module 9: Methodology advanced : Methods in Political Sci-
                                                                            2     SE     6                   6
ence OR Economics OR Law

Total Elective Modules                                                      8           18                   18

                      (3) Free Elective Courses                                          6                   6

                           (4) Master Thesis                                            20                            20

                         (5) Master Examination                                          4                            4

                              Totals total                                              120       30    30   30       30

 § 6 List of Elective Modules and / or Linked Elective Modules
                                                                                                       Semester with
                                                                                             EC           ECTS
 Module                            Lecture                            SSt        Type
                                                                                             TS
                                                                                                        I  II III IV
 1 Elective Module 8: Case Studies on EU Law and Politics (one out of two)
 Module 8a Interdisciplinary Case Study A
                                                                                                                  1
 Interdisciplinary Case Study A                                       6           IP         12
                                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                                  1
 Module 8a Subtotal                                                    6          IP         12
                                                                                                                  2
 Module 8b Interdisciplinary Case Study B
                                                                                                                  1
 Interdisciplinary Case Study B                                       6           IP         12
                                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                                  1
 Module 8b Subtotal                                                    6          IP         12
                                                                                                                  2
 2 Elective Module 9: Methodology advanced: Methods in
 Political Science OR Economics OR Law (one out of three)
 Methods Advanced : Methods in Political Science                      2          SE           6                   6
 Methods Advanced : Methods in Economics                              2          SE           6                   6
 Methods Advanced : Methods in Law                                    2          SE           6                   6
                                                                                                                  1
 Module 2 Subtotal                                                     6         SE          18
                                                                                                                  8

                                                                                                                  1
 Total Elective Modules                                                8                     18
                                                                                                                  8

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§ 7 Free Elective Courses

Free elective courses to the value of 6 ECTS credits must be completed as part of the Master
Programme. They can be selected from courses offered at any recognized post- secondary edu-
cational institution and will enable the study of focal points within the Master Programme.

§ 8 Master Thesis
(1)   The Master Programme in EU Studies concludes with a Master Examination before an exam-
      ining committee worth 4 ECTS credits.
(2)   Students must have successfully completed all of the required courses and the Master The-
      sis in order to be eligible to take the Master Examination.
(3)   The Master Examination is carried out in the form of presentation and a discussion on the
      Master Thesis (Defensio). The debate (Defensio) is carried out with respect to two subjects
      chosen from the disciplines of political science, law, economic and social history, economics,
      or communication science. The first subject will be the one relating to the Master Thesis. The
      second area should be suggested by the candidate.

§ 9 Work Placement
Students are recommended to complete a work placement in the context of the free elective
courses, comprising at least three consecutive weeks in full time employment (this corresponds to
4.5 ECTS credits). The work placement should be completed during the study programme at an
institution that mainly deals with issues connected to European Integration, and should be author-
ized by the relevant authority before commencement. The student should write a report about the
work placement, which should then be confirmed by the institution.

§ 10 Study Abroad
Students in the Master Programme in EU Studies are encouraged to spend a semester of study
abroad. This semester abroad should ideally be scheduled in the second or fourth semester of
study. Recognition of the courses completed at the university abroad will be granted by the
responsible body. Documents needed for the assessment should be provided by the student.
The semester abroad can be completed without causing a delay in a student’s course of study if
the following conditions are met:
      – At least 30 ECTS credits are earned in each semester of study abroad
      – The content of the courses completed during the period of study abroad is not identi-
        cal to courses already completed at the University of Salzburg
      – Formal confirmation in writing before beginning the study of which courses and/or ex-
        ams planned to be taken abroad are transferable to the University of Salzburg
In addition to field-specific knowledge and skills, students stand to gain the following qualifications
by studying abroad:
      – Acquisition and consolidation of field-specific knowledge in a foreign language
      – Acquisition and consolidation of general foreign-language skills (comprehension,
        conversation, etc.)
      – Acquisition and consolidation of organizational skills gained by independently navi-
        gating the bureaucracy and organizational structure of a university abroad, as well as
        the daily challenges of student life abroad
      – Becoming acquainted with international student exchange programmes and broaden-
        ing one's perspectives in one's own field of study
      – Acquisition and consolidation of intercultural communication skills

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Students with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses will be assisted in their search for an opportunity
to study abroad, and in planning for their semester abroad, by the Office of the Rectorate for Disa-
bility & Diversity.

§ 11 Double Degree Programmes
(1)       Students enrolled for the Master Programme "European Studies with a specialization in Eu-
          ropean Law", Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) may apply to have their cred-
          its recognized as follows:
          Outgoing
      –    Proof of course examinations in the Master Programme to the value of 24 ECTS credits,
           replacing the lectures in module 5 (Interdisciplinary Consolidation).
      –    Evidence of the positive assessment of a Master Thesis in the Master Programme,
           replacing the thesis detailed in this curriculum.
      –    Evidence of an examination in the subject of the Master Thesis in the amount of 6 ECTS
           credits, replacing Module 7.
          Incoming
      –    Graduates of the Master Programme "European Studies specializing in European Law"
           at Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) should have proof of the successful
           completion of the Elective Module Case Studies on EU law and politics, the Elective
           Module: Methodology advanced and free elective courses (6 ECTS) at the University of
           Salzburg.

(2)       Students enrolled for the Master Programme in International Relations, European Studies at
          the LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli, Roma, may ap-
          ply to have their credits recognized as follows:
          Outgoing
      –    Evidence of the successful completion of a Master Thesis in the Master Programme in
           International Relations, replacing the Master Thesis for this curriculum. Evidence of
           completion of examinations corresponding to 10 ECTS credits from the subject area or
           with respect to the Master Thesis, replacing the Master Examination (§ 15) and module
           7
          Incoming
      –    Proof of completion of examinations corresponding to 60 ECTS credits from legal,
           economic, or political science courses with particular European or international
           relevance from the Master Programme, replacing modules 1-5.

§ 12 Allocation of Places in Courses with a Limited Number of Participants
(1)       The maximum number of participants in the Master Programme in EU Studies for the follow-
          ing course types is limited as shown below:

              Lectures (VO), Lectures with exercises (VU)       no limit
              Excursion (EX)                                    25
              Proseminar (PS)                                   30
              Seminar (SE)                                      20
              Language Course (SK)                              30
              Interdisciplinary Project (IP)                    20

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(2)   In instances in which courses with a restricted number of participants are oversubscribed,
      priority of enrolment will be given to students for whom the course is part of the curriculum.
(3)   Students in the Master Programme in EU Studies will be given places in courses based on
      the following criteria in the order listed below:
      - a student was on the waiting list in the course in the previous academic year
      - a student has earned a higher total number of ECTS credits in the programme so far
      - a student has completed a greater number of courses and/or exams
      - a student has completed a greater number of semesters in the programme of study
      - a student has a higher ECTS weighted grade point average
      - random selection
      Available places will be allocated to students from other programs using the same criteria in
      the same order.
(4)   For students participating in international exchange programs, additional places constituting
      at least ten percent of the maximum number of participants in each course will be made
      available. These places will be allocated randomly.

§ 13 Conditions of Admission to Examinations
(1)   The following prerequisites apply:
Course / module:                                     a prerequisite for:
Module 1: Introduction to the Politics of the EU     Modules 5, 6 and 7
Module 2: European Law (Subject Exam)
VO International Macroeconomics and European
Integration I
Fundamentals of EU studies (Subject Exam)
Module 5                                             Elective Module 8: Case Studies on EU Law
VO International Macroeconomics and European         and Politics, and Elective Module 9: Method-
Integration II (Module 2),                           ology advanced
SK English for EU studies (Module 4)

(2)   These admission requirements maybe waived for students participating in Double Degree
      Programmes (§ 11) allowing for proper proceedings of their studies.

§ 14 Examination Regulations
(1)   The tests should be taken as written examinations at the end of the course. In the case of
      European Law, the test can be offered in written form (Duration: 120min) or as an oral exami-
      nation; testing of the Fundamentals of European Union Studies is a written exam (duration:
      90min).
(2)   Substitution of Courses
      If a student has completed courses in a previous study programme, which comprise the
      same content as compulsory courses in this Master Programme, it is possible to replace
      them with free elective course with the equivalent ECTS value.

§ 15 Master Examination (before examining committee)
(1)   The Master Programme in EU Studies concludes with a Master Examination before an exam-
      ining committee, and is worth 4 ECTS credits.
(2)   Students must have successfully completed all of the required courses and the Master The-
      sis in order to be eligible to take the Master Examination.

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(3)   The Master Examination is carried out in the form of presentation and a discussion on the
      Master Thesis (Defensio). The debate (Defensio) is carried out with respect to two subjects
      chosen from the disciplines of political science, law, economic and social history, economics,
      or communication science. The first subject will be the one relating to the Master Thesis. The
      second area should be suggested by the candidate.

§ 16 Effective date
The curriculum comes into force 1 October, 2018.

§ 17 Transitional Provisions
Students enrolled in the curriculum for the Master Programme European Union Studies at Paris
Lodron University Salzburg (May 30th 2016 Version, University Bulletin, Special Issue 110) for the
term when this curriculum comes into force may complete the curriculum in which they are enrolled
until 30.9.2019 at the latest. Afterwards, they will be automatically transferred to the new curricu-
lum.

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                                 Appendix I: Module Descriptions

                                                                                         ECTS
              Module 1: Introduction to the Politics of the EU                             9
              Module 2: European Law                                                       6
              Module 3: Economics and History of European Integration                      9
              Module 4: Terminology and Basics                                             6
              Module 5: Interdisciplinary Consolidation                                   24
              Module 6: Practical Seminars                                                12
              Module 7: Research Design and Thesis                                         6
              Module 8: Elective Module Case Studies                                      12
              Module 9: Elective Module Methodology advanced                               6

                                               Descriptions

 Module Title            Module 1: Introduction to the Politics of the EU
 Module code             M1
 Total workload          9 ECTS
 Learning Outcomes       Knowledge:
                         - detailed knowledge of the central EU institutions and decision-making
                         processes
                         - knowledge of theories and theoretical debates on European Integration
                         - Basic knowledge of the different policy areas of European Integration
                         - knowledge of combinations of actors, also from a historical perspective

                         Methodological skills:
                         - understanding of the methodologies used in current political science pub-
                         lications on European Integration
                         - ability to incorporate research questions into a theoretical framework
                         - knowledge of the most important publications and journals

                         Interpretational skills:
                         - ability to assess and classify steps in integration from different theoretical
                         perspectives
                         - understanding of the research design theory current in political science
                         research on European Integration
                         - ability to question and critically assess research findings

                         Application skills:
                         - ability to develop their own research questions derived from prior re-
                         search, and to develop using the appropriate literature
                         -ability to use basic political science methodologies applicable to the re-
                         search of European Integration
                         - ability to carry out research in literature without supervision
                         - are prepared to re-enact EU decision-making processes within the
                         framework of case studies.
 Module Content          - overview of the integration steps since the establishment of the European
                         Union
                         - theories of integration
                         - the institutions and decision-making processes of the EU
                         - cooperation between the European level and national governments
                         - developments in particular areas of politics
                         - combinations of actors
 Courses                 VO Introduction to the Politics of the EU (2 Sst, 3 ECTS)
                         PS Introduction to the Politics of the EU (2 Sst, 6 ECTS.)
 Method of Examination   Written examination (VO) and continuous assessment (PS)

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 Module title            Module 2: European Law
 Module code             M2
 Total workload          6 ECTS
 Learning Outcomes       Knowledge:
                         - in-depth knowledge of the core areas of institutional and substantive Eu-
                         ropean law

                         Methodological skills:
                         - ability to follow doctrinal arguments in the field of European law
                         - ability to independently understand legal issues and situations
                         - ability to independently analyse, review and assess legislation, including
                         decisions of supreme courts
                         - ability to analyse complex technical texts in English
                         - mastery of legal jargon, active and passive, in English.

                         Application skills:
                         - Assessment of legal issues, the practical application of the law, and of
                         configuration possibilities in all areas of European law
 Module content          - In-depth knowledge of the core areas of institutional European law (EU
                         institutions and their interaction, legislation, competence)
                         - In-depth knowledge of the European legal system and its relationship to
                         national law
                         - In-depth knowledge of the core areas of the substantive European law
                         (fundamental freedoms, internal market and EMU, competition law)
 Courses                 VU European Law I (2 Sst, 3 ECTS)
                         VU European Law II (2 Sst, 3 ECTS)
 Method of Examination   Combined Subject Exam on both courses

 Module Title            Module 3: Economics and History of European Integration
 Module code             M3
 Total workload          9 ECTS
 earning Outcomes        Knowledge:
                         - In-depth knowledge of the historical foundations of European Integration
                         (including its origins after the first world war)
                         - In-depth knowledge of the effects and modes of action of European eco-
                         nomic integration, from the customs union to the single European market.
                         - Knowledge of the structure, tools and effects of European Monetary Un-
                         ion.

                         Methodological skills:
                         - ability to assess historical context and background of European Integra-
                         tion
                         - assessment of basic economic dependencies with respect to the material
                         and monetary sides of European Integration.
                         - Ability to interpret simple economic indicators to assess the economic
                         situation of a country or the EU

                         Application skills:
                         - assessment of basic economic dependencies.
                         - Ability to evaluate alternative economic policy instruments.
 Module content          - Investigation of the historical foundations of European Integration.
                         - Investigation of the foundations of material and monetary side of Europe-
                         an Integration.
                         - Consolidation of economic knowledge based on selected (the most re-
                         cent) aspects of European Integration.
 Courses                 VO International Macroeconomics and European Integration I (2 Sst, 3
                         ECTS)
                         VO International Macroeconomics and European Integration II (2 Sst, 3
                         ECTS)

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                         VO History of European Integration (2 Sst, 3 ECTS)
 Method of Examination   Written examinations

 Module Title            Module 4: Terminology and Basics
 Module code             M4
 Total workload          6 ECTS
 Learning Outcomes       Knowledge:
                         - basic knowledge as a foundation for further courses
                         - learning English with specific EU terminology
                         - knowledge of the fundamentals of European politics, European law and
                         economic integration
                         - Basic knowledge of the functioning of the European institutions, and deci-
                         sion-making processes
                         - knowledge of the content of ECJ decisions promoting integration
                         - expertise in dealing with EU terminology

                         Methodological skills:
                         - ability to apply basic methodologies in the fields of political science and
                         the economics of European Integration
                         - ability to present historic decisions in the field of European Integration
                         - ability to use English in discussions and to write academic papers in Eng-
                         lish
                         - acquisition of language skills, particularly in the context of Case Studies
                         and to write up results in a Master Thesis.

                         Interpretational skills:
                         - ability to coordinate the different disciplines and to evaluate integration
                         steps and decisions of European institutions from the political, legal and
                         economic point of view
                         - Presentation of consolidating literature regarding the theoretical back-
                         ground

                         Application skills:
                         - Use of specific English vocabulary in the field of European Integration
                         - classification of integration steps in reference to a theoretical framework,
                         as well as in terms of the most important decisions of the CJEU
                         - consideration of European Integration from different disciplinary perspec-
                         tives
                         - knowledge of the main publications dealing with the individual disciplines
 Module content          - Basics of European Integration in the sub-disciplines Politics of European
                         Integration, Economics of European Integration and European Law
                         - English Language with particular reference to the terminology of Europe-
                         an Integration
                         - Basic theories of integration
                         - Groundbreaking ECJ decisions
                         - Basic methods and theories of macroeconomics, with particular reference
                         to European Integration
 Courses                 SK English for EU Studies (2 Sst, 3 ECTS)
                         Subject Examination - Fundamentals of EU Studies (2 Sst, 3 ECTS)
 Method of Examination   Written examination and continuous assessment (English), and written
                         examination (Fundamentals of EUS)

 Module Title            Module 5: Interdisciplinary Consolidation
 Module code             M5
 Total workload          24 ECTS
 Learning Outcomes       Knowledge:
                         - in-depth knowledge of the relationships between law, politics and eco-
                         nomics in the European Integration process concentrating on selected sub-
                         ject areas

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                         - ability to formulate questions regarding the study of European Integration
                         from the perspective of the three disciplines

                         Methodological skills:
                         - ability to assess the relevance of different methodologies in different are-
                         as of European Integration research
                         - ability to interpret qualitative and quantitative results in the various fields
                         of European Integration research
                         - ability to apply selected qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies to at
                         least one of the three disciplines relevant to the Master Programme

                         Interpretational skills:
                         - consideration of European Integration from different disciplinary perspec-
                         tives in selected and advanced subject areas
                         - ability to use literature specific to selected issues from the disciplines

                         Application skills:
                         - ability to assess the different disciplinary perspectives of integration steps
                         and the decisions of European institutions
                         - ability to present theoretical discourses and empirical research
                         - ability to assess the relevance of approaches and to develop open ques-
                         tions from particular disciplinary points of view, but also combined with the
                         other disciplines
 Module content          - Consolidation courses in the areas of European Politics, European Law
                         and European Economics on the basis of :
                         - recent theoretical and empirical research results
                         - discussion of the various disciplinary approaches
 Courses                 SE EU Politics in depth (2 Sst, 6 ECTS)
                         SE European Law in depth (2 Sst, 6 ECTS)
                         SE Economics of European Integration in depth (2 Sst, 6 ECTS)
                         SE Transdisciplinary Methodology (2 Sst, 6 ECTS)
 Method of Examination   Continuous assessment

 Module Title            Module 6: Practical Seminars
 Module code             M6
 Total workload          Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe 6 ECTS
                         EU Institutions in practice 6 ECTS
 Learning Outcomes       Knowledge:
                         - knowledge of transformation processes ( European Integration) and relat-
                         ed issues in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
                         - with emphasis on the Czech Republic
                         - knowledge of the operations of the various EU institutions in practice

                         Methodological skills:
                         - transmitting previously acquired knowledge on current research issues
                         - presentation of research

                         Interpretational skills:
                         - consideration of European Integration using different disciplines in a prac-
                         tical perspective
                         - ability to bring subject-specific issues to experts, then to discuss and criti-
                         cally reflect on the issues in a practical perspective
                         - ability to connect theory and practice

                         Application skills:
                         - combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application
 Module Content          Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

                             –   overview of the historical development and transformation pro-
                                 cesses in a particular CEE country

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                             –   overview of the legal, economic and social life in the chosen coun-
                                  try
                             – discussion of current political, economic and social issues with
                                  stakeholders and the students in the chosen country
                         EU institutions in practice:
                             – Preparatory course regarding the institutional framework and cur-
                                  rent legal issues, in the form of simulations
                             – Visits to the most important EU institutions, possibly also attend-
                                  ance at a hearing at the ECJ, discussions with key local stakehold-
                                  ers
 Courses                 EX Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe (2 Sst, 6 ECTS)
                         EX EU Institutions in practice (2 Sst, 6 ECTS)

 Method of Examination   Continuous Assessment

 Module title            Module 7: Research Design and Thesis
 Module code             M7
 Total workload          6 ECTS
 Learning Outcomes       Knowledge:
                         - advanced knowledge of the creation of a research design and the selec-
                         tion of different methods to implement research in a given case

                         Methodological skills:
                         - Ability to choose and apply the appropriate methods for handling complex
                         issues in the given case of the student’s Master thesis

                         Interpretational skills:
                         - Ability to choose the appropriate forms of investigation to compliment the
                         research designs with a view to the developing of the the student’s Master
                         thesis

                         Application skills:
                         - Ability to independently write and develop an academic thesis, as well as
                         the presentation of the results
 Module Content          - formulation of appropriate questions and theories to be developed in a
                         Master Thesis
                         - Critical assessment and discussion of concepts, forms of investigation
                         and ways to generate data
                         - presentation of research findings
 Courses                 SE Interdisciplinary Master Seminar (1 Sst, 3 ECTS)
                         SE Supervision Seminar (1 Sst, 3 ECTS)
 Method of Examination   Continuous assessment

 Module Title            Module 8: Elective Module Case Studies on EU Law and Politics
 Module code             M8
 Total workload          12 ECTS
 Learning Outcomes       Knowledge:
                         - Knowledge and ability to understand complex negotiation processes at
                         EU level and to actively participate as an actor in these processes.

                         Methodological skills:
                         - ability to analyze complex academic texts in German and English
                         - Ability to prepare and present position papers
                         - Ability to prepare and present compromise positions in complex negotia-
                         tions
                         - skills for negotiation and session management

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                         Application skills:
                         - assessment of complex factual issues at EU level from the legal, political
                         and economic perspective
                         - independent formulation of a negotiating position and the defence of this
                         position in complex negotiation processes
 Module content          Simulation of a practical (legislative) project at European level. After a
                         sound introduction to the relevant topics from a legal, economic and politi-
                         cal perspective, the students work on a particular issue individually and in
                         groups, from the perspective of specific interest groups, stakeholders, polit-
                         ical parties or other actor. On this basis, one or more negotiation processes
                         are simulated (eg a European Council session, COREPER, an EP Commit-
                         tee session). Students create position papers and negotiate in different
                         roles, formulating compromises and alternative positions in the role of ne-
                         gotiator, proceeding to a formal final vote
 Courses                 IP Interdisciplinary Case Study (6 Sst, 12 ECTS)
                         One out of two, at the choice of the students
 Method of Examination   Continuous Assessment

 Module Title            Module 9: Elective Module Methodology advanced
 Module code             M9
 Total workload          6 ECTS
 Learning Outcomes        Knowledge:
                         - knowledge of the creation of a research design and the selection of differ-
                         ent methods to implement research
                         - knowledge of data collection and data analysis techniques or literature
                         review in accordance with the requirements of the research design
                         - knowledge of different programmes for the purpose of data analysis and
                         different databases for access to literature

                         Methodological skills:
                         - Ability to choose and apply the appropriate methods for handling complex
                         issues
                         - Ability to use and apply various forms of data collection (interview, ques-
                         tionnaire , content analysis, observation)
                         - Ability to independently perform data analysis or literature review

                         Interpretational skills:
                         - Ability to choose the appropriate forms of investigation to compliment the
                         research designs
                         - Ability to classify, critically question and comment on the results of scien-
                         tific studies.

                         Application skills:
                         - Ability to independently write an academic thesis, beginning with the for-
                         mulation of a research question and the creation of an appropriate re-
                         search design, selecting the appropriate methods for data collection and
                         analysis, and writing the thesis itself, as well as the presentation of the
                         results
                         - students learn the ability to raise and discuss cross-disciplinary issues
 Module content          - formulation of questions and theories (from different disciplinary perspec-
                         tives)
                         - hypotheses and definition of concepts
                         - selection of forms of investigation and ways to generate data
                         - selection of suitable methods for data analysis, and application of these
                         methods
                         - presentation of research findings
 Courses                 SE Methods in Political Science or Economics or law (2 Sst, 6 ECTS)
 Method of Examination   Continuous Assessment

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                                     Appendix II: Equivalence List

 Version 2016                                         Version 2018

 SE EU Politics in depth 5 ECTS                       SE EU Politics in depth 6 ECTS

 SE European Law in depth 5 ECTS                      SE European Law in depth 6 ECTS
 SE Economics of European Integration in depth 5      SE Economics of European Integration in depth
 ECTS                                                 6 ECTS
 SE Selected EU policies, within the disciplines of   SE Transdisciplinary Methodology 6 ECTS
 Political Science, Law, Economic and Social His-
 tory, Economics or Communication Studies 5
 ECTS
 EX Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe      EX Transformation in Central and Eastern Eu-
 5 ECTS                                               rope 6 ECTS
 EX EU Institutions in Practice 5 ECTS                EX EU Institutions in Practice 6 ECTS

 IP Interdisciplinary Case Study 9 ECTS               Elective Module 8: Case Studies on EU Law
                                                      and Politics
                                                      12 ECTS
 SE Research Design 5 ECTS                            Elective Module 9: Methodology advanced 6
                                                      ECTS

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